Andrew Myerberg has been appointed the new Seattle Director of Public Safety.

Myerberg, the current director of the Office of Police Accountability, will play a key role in developing new models of public safety, working collaboratively with Seattle Police and Fire Departments and helping guide oversight and reform efforts.

Myerberg has served as the Director of Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability (OPA) since 2017. Myerberg came to OPA from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, where he was the lead attorney for the City in the Consent Decree over the Seattle Police Department and provided legal advice to City departments on criminal justice and law enforcement issues. Myerberg also previously served as legal counsel to the Seattle Community Police Commission. Myerberg has a Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.